Visit

Discover a wealth of heritage and things to do. Both Gainsborough and its surrounding area offers a great range of days out for all ages.

The town boasts a fantastic Medieval manor, Gainsborough Old Hall, which is a must-see for history hunters. You can also explore this historic market town through fascinating exhibitions at Gainsborough Heritage Centre. You can also discover arts and culture at Trinity Arts Centre with a fantastic programme of must-see films and charming live performances.

Gainsborough will also take part in the Mayflower 400 commemorations next year. Many of the leading separatists came from this region with a small group who were thought to worship in secret at Gainsborough Old Hall. Find out what’s planned in the Pilgrim Roots region.

Thriving markets are held in the town centre and, in the award winning shopping centre Marshall’s Yard, there is a regular Farmers’ Market.

Surrounding Gainsborough you’ll find a wealth of picturesque villages encased by beautiful countryside. Both Caistor and Market Rasen alongside Gainsborough, are two of the three market towns each steeped in history waiting to be discovered. The Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is also just under an hour away providing fantastic opportunities to extend your stay including walking and cycling.

For more information about visiting Lincolnshire go to www.visitlincolnshire.com.

Why not extend your stay and take advantage of the many places to stay in the area. From hotels to cosy B&Bs; you’ll find a warm welcome whichever you choose – find places to stay.

Gainsborough Old Hall

Built in 1460, Gainsborough Old Hall is one of the best preserved medieval manor houses in Britain with a variety of events and exhibitions all year round.

Gainsborough Old Hall

Gainsborough Old Hall
Gainsborough Heritage Centre

Gainsborough Heritage Centre

Set inside an early 20th Century Post Office, explore the town’s significant industrial and domestic history through artefacts, displays and exhibitions.

Gainsborough Heritage Centre

United Reformed Church

For the anniversary of the Sailing of the Mayflower, the church have created an impressive display of the local history of the area’s Seperatist ancestors, who played an important role in the Mayflower voyage in 1620.

United Reformed Church

Mayflower Room
Trinity Arts Centre

Trinity Arts Centre

A unique picturehouse & theatre housed in a stunning grade II listed building with a variety of performances & shows including live bands, theatre, stand up comedy & cinema.

Trinity Arts Centre

The Old Nick Police Museum

Original divisional Headquarters of the Lincolnshire Constabulary & former Magistrates Court showing the development of the Lincolnshire Constabulary from 1860 to present day.

The Old Nick Police Museum

Old Nick Museum
All Saints Parish Church

All Saints Church

Enjoy the architecture of this remarkable Grade I Listed Church. Find a quiet place for prayer and reflection, to look around, or have a cup of tea in their popular café.

All Saints Church

Town Hall

Find live live entertainment in the heart of Gainsborough! Eat in their restaurant, visit their weekly Food & Craft Fayre, book a table at a live show, hire the venue for your event and much more!

Town Hall

Town Hall, Gainsborough
Visitors to Model Railway

Gainsborough Model Railway

See one of the largest hand built model railways depicting the East Coast Main Line from Kings Cross to Leeds Central. This is no ordinary model railway, but a truly remarkable product of the model makers art.

Gainsborough Model Railway

Picasso Pottery Café

An exciting and creative space where you can enjoy family time painting your own masterpiece and enjoying delicious treats.

Picasso Pottery Café

Picasso Pottery
All Saints Church, Gainsborough

Gainsborough Churches

You’ll find a number of churches in Gainsborough full of history, heritage and community. No church is the same and you’ll enjoy the stunning architecture of each building as you explore the town.

Gainsborough Churches

The Riverside Walk

Gainsborough was once one of the country’s biggest inland ports. Take a gentle stroll along the Riverside Walk, connecting the Trent Bridge to the Town Centre and take in the rough beauty of the River Trent.

Gainsborough Riverside Walk
Karsten-Lakes-Course

Thonock Park

An exquisite 18-hole golf course perfect for a relaxed evening round. Gainsborough is renowned as one of Europe’s most significant golfing destinations.

Thonock Park

West Lindsey Leisure Centre

Find all the facilities you need to stay active and have fun at the same time. Featuring state-of-the-art equipment, two pools and a great group exercise programme.

West Lindsey Leisure Centre

West Lindsey Leisure Centre
owlet wood

Owlet Wood

Owlet’s varied landscape is popular with visitors who enjoy walking and relaxing in natural surroundings. Its all-ability path means that it’s very accessible; the route being suitable for wheelchair-users and buggies.

Owlet Wood

Scotton Common

Known for its carpets of lilac heather and impressive butterflies and moths, this nature reserve is well worth a visit between April and August.

Scotton Common

Scotton Common - Wildlife Trust
Hemswell Antiques

Hemswell Antiques

Europe’s largest selection of dealers at a former RAF base, offering the widest possible range of antique furniture and vintage collectables.

Hemswell Antiques

Astra Antiques

One of the largest Antique Centres in the UK based on the Old RAF Hemswell site in Lincolnshire displaying over 50,000 Antiques.

Astra Antiques

Astra Antiques
Memorial to RAF Ingham

RAF Ingham Heritage Centre

Royal Air Force Station Ingham was a grass airfield, used mainly by No1 Group, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force and only ever existed during the Second World War. The airfield lies 20 minutes from Gainsborough.

RAF Ingham Heritage Centre

Bransby Horses

One of the UK’s largest equine welfare charities, Bransby Horses is a great day out for the whole family, with award-winning facilities including children’s play park and picnic area. Just eight miles from Lincoln.

Bransby Horses

RAF Scampton Heritage Centre

RAF Scampton Heritage Centre

Housed inside one of the original WWII hangars, discover over 1500 artefacts that will be of interest to all aviation enthusiasts. Booking must be made in advance.

RAF Scampton Heritage Centre

Brightwater Gardens

Visit one of the country’s youngest snowdrop and winter gardens with a ¼ mile winter walk leading through the garden and woodland.

Brightwater Gardens

Brightwater Gardens snowdrop walk
Hall Farm Park

Hall Farm Park

Set on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, find lots of things to see and do giving visitors a unique experience. Approximately 30 minutes from Gainsborough.

Hall Farm Park

Wold View Fisheries & Leisure Park

Dropping off the top of the Wolds, find an almost secret and forgotten valley with a group of established fishing lakes including stunning new accommodation.

Wold View Fisheries & Leisure Park

Wold View Fishery
Market rasen station

Market Rasen Station

Housing a local heritage centre that includes over 20 fascinating display panels, and audio stories from people who lived and worked at the station years ago.

Market Rasen Station

The Old Police Station, Market Rasen

The Old Police Station is one of only three complete mid 19th century courtrooms left in England, making it a very important historic Grade II listed building.

The Old Police Station, Market Rasen

old police station market rasen
Market Rasen - Past times

Market Rasen Heritage Tour

Discover the history of the town and follow the route form your phone with 10 historical stories brought to life with words, videos, photos & panoramas.

Market Rasen Heritage Tour

Market Rasen Golf Club

Market Rasen is a challenging, picturesque heathland course with many natural hazards including the River Rase, which flows through the course.

Market Rasen Golf Club

Golf
Market Rasen Racecourse

Market Rasen Racecourse

Have a great day out at the races at Lincolnshire’s one and only stunning racecourse at Market Rasen. Only 30 minutes from Gainsborough.

Market Rasen Racecourse

Willingham Woods

Willingham Woods on the eastern edge of Market Rasen, is the perfect setting for walking and cycling. Many of the circular routes from Market Rasen use the National cycle Route 1 as a base.

Willingham Woods

Willingham woods
Claxby Fishery

Claxby Fishery

If you fancy fishing, Claxby Fishery is approximately half an hour from Gainsborough. The Fishery consists of three ponds well stocked with a variety of fish.

Claxby Fishery

Wild Pines Park

One of the UK largest rope courses in the UK. Wild Pines Park offers you the chance for a unique and adventurous day out in the trees.

Wild Pines Park

Wild Pines Park

Woodside Wildlife Park

Get hands-on access to some exciting animals! With over 50 different species there’s lots to see and learn! Approximately 30 minutes from Gainsborough.

Woodside Wildlife Park

Broadbent Theatre

A local theatre company with a big heart. Broadbent Theatre has a great reputation and one of the best small theatres in the UK. Operated by Lindsey Rural Players.

Broadbent Theatre

Broadbent Theatre

RAF Wickenby Museum

Housed in the first floor of the original Watch Office, this museum is dedicated to the commemoration of the Bomber Boys who flew from RAF Wickenby during WW2.

RAF Wickenby Museum

Caistor Equestrian Centre

A beautiful purpose built establishment sitting in grounds of over 30 acres in the North Lincolnshire Wolds specialising in all aspects of riding.

Caistor Equestrian Centre

Caistor Equestrian Centre
Rand Farm Park

Rand Farm Park

Enjoy a fun-filled family day out to see and pet farm animals along with a wide range of exciting activities. Visit whatever the weather. Just 30 minutes from Gainsborough.

Rand Farm Park

Caistor Arts & Heritage Centre

Located on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, this former chapel has displays on local history, a public library and a café offering delicious cakes, snacks & lunches.

Caistor Arts & Heritage Centre

Caistor Arts & Heritage Centre
Caistor Lakes Leisure Park

Caistor Lakes Leisure Park

This multi award winning leisure park offers adult only touring, luxury lodges, holiday homes, fishing lakes and a platinum award winning restaurant, bistro, bar & grill.

Caistor Lakes Leisure Park

Walking and Cycling

From town trails to countryside walking – there’s plenty to explore including the rolling hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds; just under an hours drive from Gainsborough.

Walking and Cycling

Viking Way Risby
Mill farm garden

Mill Farm Garden

3.5 acres of stunning gardens overlooking the Lincolnshire Wolds and Ancholme Valley with many herbaceous beds and design ideas.

Mill Farm Garden

Bardney Heritage Centre

A local heritage centre with a popular cafe sitting close to the water railway cycle route. The centre has a range of memorabilia showing the industrial heritage of the village.

Bardney Heritage Centre

bardney heritage centre